Cag to Calamity

(Cag) n. See Keg. [Obs.]

(Cage) n. [F. cage, fr. L. cavea cavity, cage, fr. cavus hollow. Cf. Cave, n., Cajole, Gabion.]

1. A box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals.

In his cage, like parrot fine and gay.

2. A place of confinement for malefactors Shak.

Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage.

3. (Carp.) An outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase. Gwilt.

4. (Mach.) (a) A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve. (b) A wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes.

5. The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.

6. (Mining) The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim.

7. (Baseball) The catcher's wire mask.

(Cage) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caged (kajd); p. pr. & vb. n. Caging.] To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine. "Caged and starved to death." Cowper.

(Caged) a. Confined in, or as in, a cage; like a cage or prison. "The caged cloister." Shak.

(Cage"ling) n. [Cage + -ling] A bird confined in a cage; esp. a young bird. [Poetic] Tennyson.

(||Ca"git) n. (Zoöl) A kind of parrot, of a beautiful green color, found in the Philippine Islands.

(Cag"mag) n. A tough old goose; hence, coarse, bad food of any kind. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(||Ca`got") n. [F.] One of a race inhabiting the valleys of the Pyrenees, who until 1793 were political and social outcasts (Christian Pariahs). They are supposed to be a remnant of the Visigoths.

(||Ca`hier") (ka`ya" or ka`her), n. [F., fr. OF. cayer, fr. LL. quaternum. See Quire of paper. The sheets of manuscript were folded into parts.]

1. A number of sheets of paper put loosely together; esp. one of the successive portions of a work printed in numbers.

2. A memorial of a body; a report of legislative proceedings, etc.

(Ca*hin"cic) a. Pertaining to, or derived from, cahinca, the native name of a species of Brazilian Chiococca, perhaps C. racemosa; as, cahincic acid.

(Ca*hoot") n. [Perhaps fr. f. cohorte a company or band.] Partnership; as, to go in cahoot with a person. [Slang, southwestern U. S.] Bartlett.

(||Cai`ma*cam") n. [Turk.] The governor of a sanjak or district in Turkey.

(Cai"man) n. (Zoöl.) See Cayman.

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